National Affairs: History Lesson

While Secretary of State Cordell Hull was last week, as usual, doing his best to avoid stirring up needless international and internal bickerings of any sort (see above), Secretary of War Harry Hines Woodring was giving the Chamber of Commerce of the United States his views on "National Defense." Excerpts:

". . . There seems to be no question that the Japanese occupation of Manchuria in 1931 was the beginning of a chain of events that led directly to much of the present difficulty in which the world finds itself. Four years later Germany...

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